Shoreditch Furniture Trade Walk
Saturday 6 September 2014, 11am
Walk with Ray Rogers
From the 1850s to the 1950s South Shoreditch was both the centre of production and the commercial heart of the English furniture trade as it underwent a transformation from a craft-based industry to one serving a mass market. The furniture trade evolved different types of buildings – for manufacturing, storage and distribution which, together with other important industries such as printing, produced a distinctive townscape grafted onto an older Georgian footprint. Today South Shoreditch is one of the best preserved of London’s Victorian manufacturing districts and the walk will explore some of the history of the furniture trade as evidenced through its surviving buildings (also looking at some new architecture on the way).
Meet at 11am at the junction of Worship Street and Clifton Street, EC2.
Booking is essential. Book online at http://billetto.co.uk/shoreditchfurnituretrade
FREE for Hackney Society members, £5 for non-members.